From the recording Wanting's For Sinners

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This is the title track on the album Wanting's For Sinners. This was the first song I wrote after coming back to music. I stopped playing and writing for about 6 years. I think mostly because I wanted too much from it. I wanted it to mean something to other people. I thought I could make a career out of music - and the disappointment became overwhelming so I stopped. Then, six years later I had a friend who had just gone through cancer treatment, and I realized life is really too short to care about how others think about your art. Don't want. Just do. I'd like to live my life that way.

Lyrics

it's not for me to say how the stars align in birth
how long we get to stay here standing on the earth.

wanting is only a foolish desire that ends most unhappily
take what your given without any fuss and you're free

It's not a lot to ask but asking is a sin of it's own
a darkness from my past i buried a long time ago.

nothing's forever
the tables do turn
you're just out of reach
tell me when will i learn
wanting’s for sinners
and sinning i do
but all that i long for
is wrapped up in…

I prayed for it - i lied for it - i payed for it - and i cried for it
i carried it - i savored it - i buried it. i did.

It's not for me to see how the road ahead will wind
how much i will receive is a measurement not well defined

Begging or pleading will get you nowhere
but break your heart in two
to love and to lose is a saying from only a fool

the time that falls away is a love forever lost
A price so small to pay and we pay the ultimate cost.

nothing's forever
the tables do turn
you're just out of reach
tell me when will i learn
wanting’s for sinners
and sinning i do
but all that i long for
is wrapped up in
you

I prayed for it - i lied for it - i payed for it -and i died for it
i carried it - i favored it - i buried it. i did.